Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta Photos

The house in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born, his church & grave are now part of a National Historic Site run by the National Park Service in honor of one of America's foremost civil rights leaders. In addition, the surrounding neighborhood along Auburn Avenue which since about 1910 was the center of black culture in Atlanta is now protected as the M.L. King Preservation District.

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Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Georgia State House. Atlanta, GA.Birthplace house of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. operated by the National Park Service. Atlanta, GA.Front porch of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthplace on Auburn Ave. Atlanta, GA.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthplace & 497 Auburn Ave., two houses among many preserved as part of M.L. King Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.
Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Georgia State House. Atlanta, GA.Birthplace house of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. operated by the National Park Service. Atlanta, GA.Front porch of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthplace on Auburn Ave. (c1900). Atlanta, GA.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthplace & 497 Auburn Ave., two houses among many preserved as part of M.L. King Preservation District. Atlanta, GA. Style: Queen Anne.
Queen Anne houses built by whites which became a black area & are now the core of M.L. King Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Modern version of Ebenezer Baptist Church for which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & his father were both pastors. Atlanta, GA.Ebenezer Baptist Church & National Parks visitor center for Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.Two-mule wagon used to carry Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassinated body from Ebenezer Baptist Church at funeral April, 9, 1968 now in National Parks visitor center. Atlanta, GA.
Queen Anne houses built by whites (c1900) which became a black area (c1910) & are now the core of M.L. King Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Modern version of Ebenezer Baptist Church (1999) for which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & his father were both pastors. Atlanta, GA.Ebenezer Baptist Church & National Parks visitor center for Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.Two-mule wagon used to carry Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassinated body from Ebenezer Baptist Church at funeral April, 9, 1968 now in National Parks visitor center. Atlanta, GA.
Sculpture group depicting freedom marches in National Parks M.L. King Jr. visitor center. Atlanta, GA.Fire Station now part of M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.American LaFrance fire engine in Fire Station exhibits at M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.Hose connection details on American LaFrance fire engine at M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.
Sculpture group depicting freedom marches in National Parks M.L. King Jr. visitor center. Atlanta, GA.Fire Station (1894) now part of M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.American LaFrance (1927) fire engine in Fire Station exhibits at M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.Hose connection details on American LaFrance (1927) fire engine at M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.
Preserved Auburn Ave. part of M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.Empire Textile Company houses for black workers opposite M.L. King Jr. birthplace. Atlanta, GA.Empire Textile Company houses, know as "shotgun" duplexes with two-rooms each restored by National Park Service. Atlanta, GA.Hope-Thurman house occupied by whites until 1910, now at M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.
Preserved Auburn Ave. part of M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.Empire Textile Company houses (1905) (472-488 Auburn Ave.) for black workers opposite M.L. King Jr. birthplace. Atlanta, GA.Empire Textile Company houses, know as "shotgun" duplexes with two-rooms each restored by National Park Service. Atlanta, GA.Hope-Thurman house (1897) (492 Auburn) occupied by whites until 1910, now at M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA. Style: Victorian Bungalow.
Massey House at M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA.512-20 Auburn Ave. houses in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA.Bryant-Graves House in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA.Jig-saw detail on Bryant-Graves House. Atlanta, GA.
Massey House (c1893) (492 Auburn Ave.) at M.L. King Jr. National Historic Site. Atlanta, GA. Style: Queen Anne.512-20 Auburn Ave. houses in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA.Bryant-Graves House (c1894) (522 Auburn Ave.) in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA. Style: Queen Anne.Jig-saw detail on Bryant-Graves House. Atlanta, GA.
Queen Anne houses 514-526 Auburn Ave. in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA.Decoration on Frank-Kirke house in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA.Gothic cottage in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center with reflecting pool upon which sits tomb of Dr. King. Atlanta, GA.
Queen Anne houses 514-526 Auburn Ave. in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA.Decoration on Frank-Kirke house (c1890s) (526 Auburn Ave.) in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA.Gothic cottage (540 Auburn Ave.) in M.L. King Jr. National Historic District. Atlanta, GA.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center with reflecting pool upon which sits tomb of Dr. King. Atlanta, GA.
King Center with Spring flowers. Atlanta, GA.Wheat Street Baptist Church in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Tabor & Prince Hall Masonic Buildings former HQ of Southern Christian Leadership Conference in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Through His Eyes monument to John Wesley Dobbs by Ralph Helmick in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.
King Center with Spring flowers. Atlanta, GA.Wheat Street Baptist Church (1920-31) (407 Auburn Ave.) in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Tabor & Prince Hall Masonic (1937) Buildings (330-334 Auburn Ave.) former HQ of Southern Christian Leadership Conference in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Through His Eyes monument to John Wesley Dobbs by Ralph Helmick in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.
Odd Fellows Building in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Detail of Odd Fellows Building. Atlanta, GA.Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Top Hat / Royal Peacock Club where best black entertainers performed in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.
Odd Fellows Building (1912-4) (328-50 Auburn Ave.) in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Detail of Odd Fellows Building. Atlanta, GA.Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (1924) (220 Auburn Ave.) in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.Top Hat / Royal Peacock Club (1922) (184-6 Auburn Ave.) where best black entertainers performed in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.
Atlanta Life Insurance Company Building in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.


Atlanta Life Insurance Company Building (1920 & 36) (148 Auburn Ave.) in M.L. King Jr. National Preservation District. Atlanta, GA.



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